Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) any vertical post or rod used as a support

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Alternate forms of Stanchion

Hypernyms: post

Origin of the word Stanchion

  1. mid-14c., from O.Fr. estanchon "prop, brace, support" (Fr. ?tan?on), probably from estant "upright," from prp. of ester "be upright, stand," from L. stare "to stand," from PIE base *sta- "to stand" (see stet). more

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